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Remington RXP's

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scott Johnson, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some reloading stuff from an widowed lady, powder, wads, shells and in among the shells were 5 boxes of new RXP 2 3/4 dram 1 1/8 oz # 8 shells. Pretty neat looking as you can see through the hull and see they were using RXP wads and see the shot also. Near as I can tell Remington quit making them in about 1980 or so. I remember seeing the boxes as a high school kid, seems like they went for 2.50 a box or there abouts. I imagine some of you on here used to shoot a lot of RXP shells? Scott
     
  2. Force Break

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    they used to be the hot ticket in skeet shooting. I beleive they came out about the same time as the 3200.
     
  3. OldRemFan

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    Remington's entry item into the uni-hull without a base wad inside. They load great, reloading books say to use the same loading information as the STS and Rem. Nitro use.

    They originally had an offer of free RXP wads shipped free to your house if you sent the box tops into Remington. They also included with the free wads new boxes to replace the ones you tore the tops off of.

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  4. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to hear how things were then, thanks guys. The relatively clear hull makes it easy to see the shot. Scott
     
  5. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    That is VERY cool! Sure would like to see something like that today!
     
  6. creek

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    I received 2,000+ once fired RXP's from someone that had them stored in their attic since the 1960's. They reload very well and wear like iron. He also gave me the RXP boxes.

    The first re-prime is difficult, but after that they load like STS's.

    I think they make the best looking reloads!

    John
     
  7. abbielew

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    Scott

    I think it would be nice if you sent RickN a couple boxes and me a couple
    boxes and you could keep one for your self.

    Birddog
     
  8. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Bird dog, I would sell one box to the highest bidder, was planning on using the other 4 in an ATA singles event, may be a 100 straight locked up in those 4 boxes. Do I hear a reasonable bid or trade? Scott
     
  9. ric3677

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    I have a box of Federal Handicap that Tom Van Belle traded to me for some Nitros
    Is that reasonable?

    Rick in MT
     
  10. Scott Johnson

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    Not unless Tom Vanbelles Weiner dog goes with it. Scott
     
  11. 1oldtimer

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    I just finished reloading some RXP's blue & green that I had stashed away and forgot about them. The primers were hard to knock out. They do not go through my MEC 9000 G as easy as the sts or gun clubs. I loaded them in #8 1oz.basically the same as STS. They look good. I will shoot them at the next registered shoot.

    Clyde
     
  12. JayZap

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    Didn't they take the 97* primer?
     
  13. OldRemFan

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    JayZap

    Yes
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    The first shotshells I loaded were RxP - that was around 1975. You could actually buy new factory primed hulls back then. (not loaded ammo)

    Good memories and the shells were very good quality.
     
  15. OldRemFan

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    The RXP shells were introduced in the 1972 Remington-Peters Sporting Firearms and Ammunition Catalogue.
     
  16. Jawhawker

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    1972 is right. These were Remington new hull replace the grand ole All American. My dad bought thelast 5 cases from a local dealer for $30 each because the new RXP was so superior no one would want the All Americans.
     
  17. Ajax

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    57 was the small primer. 97 is the same size as the 209. RXP's take the larger 209 size. I still load them.

    Ajax
     
  18. Newfoundlander

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    Hey man, don't this thread say somthing..

    We are all old farts who has lots of memories of the good old days...

    We bought RXP factories in the 70's and I think the shells cost $2.50 a box and the Clays cost $2.50 a round at our club..

    I am still loading some of those hulls today, as a guy had the scence to save some and a couple years back , gave them to me..

    Nice shell, i am using 17.0 grains of Tightwad, RXP wad and WW209 primer..

    Finished off with 1-1/8 ounce of West Coast xtra hard 8's , pulverizes clay..

    Currently I am at Elysburg for the E.Zone shoot, hope to meet some of you guys there..

    Meeting with Vern and Brenda on Friday, Great friends that I first met here 3 years ago..

    Many shooters that I meet at those shoots are perticularly interested in the Moose hunting in Newfoundland..

    Cheers,

    Robert Appleby

    ( Newfoundlander )
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

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    Wholesale at my dad's Western Auto store was $36.ish a case. That's a 20 box case. But of course, I was only making $125. a week then too. Great shell. Sold the empties for a penny a piece. They had the prettiest shot and it showed nicely through the blue clear hull.
     
  20. 1oldtimer

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    Barry, The Rems were green and the blues were Peters. Reloaded some yesterday.
    Clyde
     
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